Jul 27, 2015

mDAC Top 10 Painting and Photo Art Winners Announced

With the mDAC Summit approaching, the Top 10 winners in both the Mobile Painting and Photo Art categories have been announced. Be sure to keep reading to find out how you can attend the 2-day workshops online!

Photo Art Winners

1st Row - Geri Centonze, Suzy Norris, Claude Labarussiat
2nd Row - Alessandro Greganti, Edward Santos, Eliza Badoiu
3rd Row - Juta Jazz, Diana Nicholette Jeon, Irene Okelsiuk
4th Row - Carolyn Hall Young

Mobile Digital Painting Winners

1st Row - Robin Laws, Jonathan Sobol, Mary Kirby
2nd Row - Joel Wittlif, Helene Goldberg, John Albany Hoyle
3rd Row - Clyde Semler, Jonathan Laidacker, Wanphen Sangkamee
4th Row - Carolyn Hall Young

Congrats to everyone. I'm thrilled to be included with such talented artists.

If you can't swing a trip to the Bay Area, you can still attend via an online streaming pass that will give you the whole conference from the comfort of your home! What could be better than that?!

Click on the image below to find out more and purchase your pass.

Dramatic iPhone Portraiture by David Booker

What is your name and where do you live? 

DB:  My name is David Booker and I live in Belper, Derbyshire, England

How did you get started in mobile photography? What device do you use? 

DB:  As a keen photographer all of my adult life, I began taking mobile images pretty much as soon as cameras were available on the earliest smart-phones, but I guess it wasn’t until the release of the iPhone 4 – and the significant increase in camera quality – that I began to see the potential for using it as a serious tool for creating more artistic images. I’m currently using the iPhone 6 Plus.

Do you have a traditional photography or art background?

DB:  Since the age of about 14 I’ve progressed through using film (and learning about developing) through to digital photography (and Photoshop) through to mobile photography, but all for my own creative outlet rather than professionally or with any formal training. Both photography and art (in the wider sense) have played an important part in my life and remain something that I’m always drawn to.

Jul 24, 2015

Create Your Own Textures Part II

Last year, I posted a tutorial Make Your Own Textures With Effexy App. I'm not sure what has happened with Effexy as it crashes when I open it on my iPad, but not to worry...there are plenty of other apps you can use to make your own textures. This will allow you to create images like this:

© Geri Centonze

Here's a quick tutorial to show you how:

Jul 22, 2015

Fotor App Now Features Photo Competitions with Cash Prizes!

Fotor just launched the latest version of their photo editing app and now includes Photo Competitions open to all their users. As part of the beta team, I was able to participate in several of the competitions. I'm proud to say that I received First Prize in two separate categories!

This image was awarded First Place for the BodyArt theme (Prize was $80 US and HDR Darkroom Software for my Mac valued at $89).

The Amiable Young Man © Geri Centonze
The Amiable Young Man

Jul 20, 2015

Watershot Underwater iPhone Case Giveaway

David Molnar is at it again - this time he's giving away the world's best underwater iPhone case from Watershot, Inc. From the photo it looks like it's the Watershot PRO Line Kit!

If you don't enter, you can't win - click on the photo below to enter until July 28, 2015 6:00 p.m. UTC.

Jul 19, 2015

Photographing the Quiet Places ~ Jaime Brandel

Geri's Introduction

I view many images on Instagram daily. I'm sorry if I don't always take the time to like or comment, but I do see them and am constantly inspired and moved by what I see. I know when I visit the gallery of Jaime Brandel, I will be instantly transported into a dreamy word of muted colors and soft textures highlighting peaceful and serene scenic imagery. I am delighted to present this interview with the very talented Jaime Brandel.


What is your name and where do you live?

JB:  My name is Jaime Brandel and I live in Victoria, B.C., Canada

How did you get started in mobile photography? What device do you use?

JB:  I resisted getting a cell phone for a very long time. I really didn’t think I needed one, and I didn’t see the point of using a camera on a phone when I had a much better quality camera to make images with. But that camera is heavy! And I can’t carry it around everywhere I go, tucked in my back pocket. So I eventually saw the value in having a phone at my disposal no matter where I was, and finally broke down and got an iPhone4s. I have since graduated to an iPhone6 and couldn’t be happier. I wasn’t inspired to buy a device to use as a phone.. I bought it just for the camera!

© Jaime Brandel

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